Judge Approves Evidence in Brutal Rape Case Trial

By: Litsa Pappas Email
By: Litsa Pappas Email

HARRISONBURG -- A judge allowed numerous pieces of evidence, including police video and the 911 call to be used in the trial of a brutal rape case.

The case involves two 16-year old boys charged with brutally raping and robbing a woman. Police say it happened in an apartment complex off Port Republic Road in October. Investigators say the teens had a large butcher knife during the rape.

Police say the two teens were caught on camera talking about the rape in between questioning at the police office. The judge is allowing this conversation to be used as evidence as well.

On Thursday, the defense asked a judge to change the venue of the trial because the amount of media coverage in the area, but the judge denied that motion.

The two teens will be tried as adults at the end of May.

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